Mentoring for Chemical Engineers

Topic Personal Development and Leadership

CPD Hours 4*

Price £235 + VAT


Mentoring is a vital activity in chemical engineering, whereby more experienced engineers encourage the professional development of those with less experience. When done well, mentoring has immense benefits for the individuals and their organisations. Unfortunately, when done poorly, mentoring can do damage.

This modular online course will help you to become a better mentor, encouraging others to manage their own learning and empowering them by asking and listening, rather by instructing and advising. It has been developed with the specific needs of the chemical engineer in mind.

You will learn how to apply mentoring concepts, approaches and tools with an emphasis on developing your skills as a mentor. The modules, each around 60 minutes in length, are effective as stand-alone training sessions or as part of a modular programme.

Why leadership and mentoring skills are important for engineers

The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) sets out the competence and commitment required for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The specification requires engineers to demonstrate effective communication and inter-personal skills such as:

  • identifying team and individual needs, and planning for their development
  • leading and supporting team and individual development
  • assessing team and individual performance
  • providing feedback.

What's included in the series

  • Four digital recordings for your personal use
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes  (on request)

Course outline

Module 1: An introduction to mentoring for chemical engineers

  • The benefits of mentoring
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • The key components of a mentoring relationship
  • The working agreement
  • FAQs

Module 2: Core skills for mentoring

  • The core skills (empathy, respect, genuineness)
  • Listening
  • Body language
  • FAQs

Module 3: Mentoring for chemical engineers: the skilled helper model

  • Introduction to the skilled helper model
  • The present picture
  • The preferred picture
  • The way forward
  • FAQs

Module 4: Mentoring in practice: tools and troubleshooting

  • Mentoring tools
  • Beginning the motoring relationship
  • Ending the mentoring relationship
  • FAQs

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £1055 + VAT. Find out more>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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Jamie Cleaver


Jamie Cleaver

PhD, CEng, FIChemE, Consultant

Jamie's background as a lecturer and his extensive experience of chemical engineering employers and the workplace give him a unique perspective as a trainer and facilitator of soft skills for chemical engineers.

He has a strong technical background, with a first degree in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. After his PhD he followed a natural path into academic research and spent 16 years lecturing chemical engineering at the University of Surrey.

Through coordinating the professional training placement scheme for chemical engineering students, he was able to see first-hand the huge potential benefit to individuals and organisations that could be achieved by professional skills training.

"Jamie has proven skill and knowledge sets, which have impacted both myself and colleagues in my company in a positive manner. He comes highly recommended." UOP

"I found Jamie to be responsive, proactive, with the strategic understanding to align my business needs with a learning environment. Thoroughly good guy to work with." SNC-Lavalin

"Jamie is an engaging and inspirational trainer who works hard to help his delegates realise their potential." Evolve-Leadteam Ltd

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